Example sentences for: dire

How can you use “dire” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But your left arm's cramping;a dire tautness above your right ear;your jaw's screwed tight as a dill picklejar.

  • How dire is the threat?

  • He even winces in pain a couple of times, and in the climax lets out a grunt that takes the Bond girl (the dire Denise Richards) aback.

  • The "dire consequences" spoken of earlier amount to the following: a brusquely worded note, a rude stare from a stranger, and the apparent confiscation of Harford's carnival mask, which results in a $25 replacement fee.

  • They did know that the explosion had been large enough to send down a fireball that blew out elevators and windows in the lobby and that conditions were so dire that some civilians on upper floors were jumping or falling from the building.


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